While season 6 of weeds was on the air, the one that opens with the dad lady in the pool, I stopped caring about the show to the extent that I can’t really remember anything that happened. I think there was a hotel at one point? Watching those episodes really just made me go numb and relax into the ridiculousness. Sure, there was always an aire of crazy wafting about the plots in Weeds, but the dialog and wit were so on point that it distracted me.
Then, as the show began spiraling out of control and Celia Hodes began appearing less and less, I just didn’t care anymore. All the same, I’m a completionist (when it comes to TV) and knew that one day I would have to finish the series. So, here I sit, watching the final two seasons of Weeds as one of the shows I’m watching between my graduation from UGA and my return to the full-time work force (as the head of PR and web development for a small ISP/IT company) upon the dawning of the new year.
As a word of warning, I’m not even done with the show yet. I’m on S8:E7. Though, I doubt it will matter. Perhaps the most important thing is that they brought back the theme song and covers with Season 8. I also know the premise of the finale, so I do plan to revisit that in a separate piece. This one, however, is just to say that Season 8 is better than 7 so far. I shall remain an optimist until the end!
Also, Season 7’s first handful of eps gave me a bit of the Orange is the New Black vibe. Less refined, yes–but, I could feel it in there. I’ll revisit this world again once I finish it all off with those epilogue-style episodes (my least favorite way to end a show, by the way).
Blockbuster is shutting the last of its stores down. The final store in Georgia is in Athens. Cheap DVDs, anyone?
Progressive opponents to the Selig complex that would ruin traffic coming into downtown from the Eastside are ringing the victory bell. This is all well and good, but that land is still for sale and it’s still a sought-after piece of potential development gold. Something is going to happen there.
For one, I hope it involves a grocery store since living on East Broad St a few years ago without a car created a conundrum for me when I wanted to buy food. I also hope it involves widening Oconee Street, because the idea of more traffic at the 5-way intersection that marks the eastern boundary of downtown makes my heart begin to palpitate.
Though, an area of town that can barely keep a bar alive over its first summer might have some trouble sustaining retail outlets with what is rumored to include 100% less parking after certain proposed regulations pass. So, nothing might come of this after all. Or, maybe they’ll just raze it all and build yet another giant luxury apartment complex.
That title might confuse you, this video isn’t a two-year old reenacting conversations. It’s that two-year old’s father and a friend reenacting prior conversations the father has had with his daughter. Catch more on their YouTube channel.
Ze Frank teaches us about these terrifying-looking creatures.
Take a look and listen to A by local artist Kirby Craft. It’s the perfect low-fi pairing for a lazy summer day lounging by an Athens pool or stuffing your head in a freezer for temporary relief from the summer heat. You can download it at Bandcamp for whatever price you feel.
Eech week, Sam Bond reviews the 5 movies she picked up from the permanent collection at Vision Video in as few words and as many glasses of wine as possible. This week, it’s Naked (1993), Sexy Beast (2000), In The Loop (2009), Beginners (2010), and 500 Days of Summer (2009). Click on each movie poster for its review.
This is the trailer that played by ABC at their up-front today when Joss Whedon took the stage with details on the new show. I’ll certainly be watching. Will it be enough to take on the ratings juggernaut of NCIS in the ratings this fall Teusdays at 8pm? In the demo? Maybe (The Voice does this handily most weeks). Total viewers? That’s the more intriguing question. Check after the break for trailers for the seemingly male-skewed comedies being paired with S.H.I.E.L.D.: Trophy Wife and The Goldbergs.
No words are really needed here. Just watch it and enjoy.